Category Archives: 1st floor

It’s Electric

The electric in the kitchen/dining room has been, well, a larger project than I expected. Going into this kitchen project, I knew there would be some electrical work to do but I completely underestimated just how much it would be. … Continue reading

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Exposing Brick

Before demoing, you never really know what you’ll find. Will you uncover a giant headache or complete awesomeness? This house tends to favor the “giant headache” side of those odds but that’s probably pretty typical for a house pushing 130ish … Continue reading

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Stupid Pipe

Before demo, I knew there was a pipe in the back right corner of my kitchen. There was a little hole in the drywall of the useless nook that was previously here and I could see it running vertically up … Continue reading

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Slate?

So I took a trip over to the stone yard to finalize¬†my soapstone plans this past weekend and walked out empty-handed. They accidentally got some slate mixed in with a shipment of soapstone from India and are selling it for … Continue reading

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On Breaking & Entering, Theft, & Vandalism

They say one of the fastest ways to blow your budget & timeline in a renovation is to change the design midstream. I would say those people would be correct. At least when it comes to the timeline part. This … Continue reading

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Exhausted or Not?

Apparently some people have very strong opinions about exhaust hoods. Either you love them, can’t cook without them. Or you think they’re generally a complete waste of dollars & energy. I’m torn. So here’s what my kitchen looked like before … Continue reading

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The Countdown has Begun

Tomorrow morning we demo the kitchen. WOOT! A few updates to the space have been made¬†over the past 3 years. At closing, the floors were covered with a light wood-like laminate, there was no dishwasher, and the upper counter had … Continue reading

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Sick of This Counter

After another marathon day of sanding & mudding in the basement, my mother & I got to chatting about renovating the kitchen. Seeing as we have 4 cabinets {all uppers} and a whopping 24″ of counter space {not including the … Continue reading

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White on White

While redoing the downstairs is far far away on the TO DO list, I’m dreaming of light & bright. The blue, red, yellow & green fun-house just isn’t doing it for me. How lovely are these?? I think this one … Continue reading

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OMG IT’S INSTALLED

That’s right folks, we now have a WORKING dishwasher!!! Holla! {This pic is for you, MEA!} Also, we are now 4 for 8 on our Dear Santa list and 1/4 of the way done our 1st Quarter goals. Huzzah. It … Continue reading

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